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GenderFeminine

Meaning & History

Possibly from a Visigothic name derived from the Germanic elements alja "other, foreign" and aud "riches, wealth". Saint Alodia was a 9th-century Spanish martyr with her sister Nunilo.
Other Languages & CulturesÉlodie French Elodia Spanish

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)

Categories

martyrs, saints, uncertain etymology, wealth
Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute